Mercedes-Benz Graduate Development Programme 2023-2024: Available Opportunity for NQF Level 6 Qualification Holders

About Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-Benz is a global company that has revolutionized the automobile industry since the past few decades. The international entity currently has multiple branches formed in South Africa in 1948. Throughout the years, Mercedes-Benz South Africa has been manufacturing and building world-class vehicles that fulfill a variety of demands from different kinds of purposes. Ranging from commercial cars, to heavy-duty buses, there is no match for the company.

Mercedes-Benz South Africa has been striving for excellence for more than 65 years. On top of their quality manufacturing operations, the company is backed up by a professional team that markets their vehicles. Employees are stationed in multiple departments such as Sales and Marketing, Media and Communications, Dealer Network, Finance and Controlling, Information Technology, Supply Chain Divisions, and After-Sales services. Altogether, Mercedes-Benz South Africa becomes one solid entity that’s ready to tackle new challenges and embrace new innovations.

About the Mercedes-Benz Graduate Development Programme 2023-2024
Mercedes-Benz is offering a graduate development programme for interested South African individuals who wish to acquire working experience in the industry. The Mercedes-Benz Graduate Development Programme is a wonderful opportunity that can better prepare yourself for the future working environment.

Based in East London, selected graduates will be subjected to a world-class practical experience as you collaborate with fellow colleagues of the company. You will be supported by the many experts of MBSA through proper coaching and advanced facilities. If you feel this opportunity best suits you, sign up for the Mercedes-Benz Graduate Development Programme right this instant!

For application purposes, please kindly take note of the Mercedes-Benz Graduate Development Programme’s Reference Number: MER00029UZ.

Eligibility Criteria
Candidates interested in the Mercedes-Benz Graduate Development Programme must fulfill an extensive eligibility criteria. Each of these items below will determine whether you are capable enough of the graduate programme or not. To guarantee a successful registration, it is advisable that you meet all these requirements. Failure to do so will cause disadvantageous consequences towards the overall results of your applications.

The Mercedes-Benz Graduate Development Programme Eligibility Criteria are as follows:

  • Officially recognized as a legitimate citizen or permanent resident of South Africa
  • A recent graduate from a tertiary institution within the past 3 years
  • Considered as a graduate (with a full NQF 6 qualification or above) in either one of these studies below:
    • Accounting
    • IT
    • Fraud Risk & Compliance
    • Operations
    • Sales
    • Marketing
  • Has an average aggregate score of at least 65% for the tertiary qualification
  • Possesses a Grade 12 qualification with distinction in either Mathematics or Physical Science (or both)
  • Advantageous: a resident originating from the Eastern Cape region.

Application Instructions
Apply online: Mercedes-Benz Graduate Development Programme 2023-2024.

Applications must be submitted through this online application portal. However, you will need to create an account to proceed with the registration. Make sure that sign up for an account in order to access the portal.

Since the account will be used to store all of your personal details and supporting documents, please keep the account secure from others. Never share your account credentials, especially your password, with others.

The Mercedes-Benz Graduate Development Programme application form must also have several important documents attached, such as:

  • Your most updated Curriculum Vitae (preferably in PDF format)
  • Valid copies of your Grade 12 qualifications (certified)
  • Valid copies of your tertiary qualifications (certified)
  • Your most recent tertiary academic track record
  • A valid copy of your Identity Document
  • A clear contact number and e-mail address

Your application dossier should contain all of the documents above. Failure to provide everything will disqualify your applications from the registration process. More importantly, please provide a correct telephone number and e-mail address. This will help the selection committee reach out to you should there be any required following up.

Applications must be processed through the aforementioned portal. Candidates are strictly disallowed to send in their applications through e-mail.

Closing Date
Applications for the Mercedes-Benz Graduate Development Programme must be submitted before the closing date on 31 January 2023.

The selection committee will not be accepting any applications sent past the deadline. Candidates found to be making late submissions will automatically not be considered for registration.

Since applications take place online, it is advised that you process your registration as soon as possible. Not only will this give you more time to double check your applications, it also helps to prevent unwanted incidents that occurs with last-minute registrations (e.g. heavy Internet traffic).

Announcements will be made directly to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not receive any correspondence from MBSA-HR by 24 February 2023, we regret to inform you that your applications has not been accepted by the selection committee.

The Mercedes-Benz reserves all rights to make an appointment or not during the recruitment process. All decisions made by the selection committee are final.

Committee Details
Should you have any further enquiries or concerns regarding the Mercedes-Benz Graduate Development Programme, do not hesitate to deliver your questions via the provided contact information below.

E-mail Address: [email protected] ( Kabelo Katlego Moshime)


  1. What a wonderful opportunity for us young people , and it’s a strong stepping stone to my goals .

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